Health & Wellbeing

  1. Black pug in cone
    March 21, 2022

    Understanding Routine Veterinary Checkups

    Going to the vet can be a daunting experience not only for your pet but as a pet owner as well. In this blog, we discuss the three main tests your vet will perform in a routine checkup and what these tests can measure.
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  2. A cream and white dog is tilting its head to the side
    February 02, 2022

    6 Ways You're Confusing Your Dog

    Imagine yourself in an unfamiliar country where you don't understand the language or know the customs. Isn't that a bit like being a dog in the human world? Despite their capacity for understanding us, many of your words and actions may cause confusion for your dog. Keep reading to find out six ways you might be confusing your pet.
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  3. A black and white photo of an older dog being patted on the head
    May 04, 2021

    Cancer in Pets - Types, Symptoms & Treatment

    This article aims to provide an outline of the most common types of cancer in dogs and cats, some of the symptoms of each type and other symptoms to be on the lookout for. It also explores treatment options, causes of cancer in pets and things that you as a pet owner can do to reduce your pet’s risk of developing cancer.

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  4. New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners
    January 15, 2021

    New Years Resolutions for Pet Owners

    Start the year off on the right paw and resolve to make 2021 the best year ever for you and your pet!

     

    Teach Your Pet a New Trick

    Spend a small amount of time each day teaching your pet a new trick. It only takes 10-15 minutes per day and before you know it you'll be showing off your cat giving high fives or your dog playing dead. Teaching your pet a trick is mentally stimulating, fun and helps to strengthen the bond between you.

     

    Lose Weight

    We've all probably put on an extra few kilos over Christmas, but an extra kilo on a cat or a dog is equivalent to tens of extra kilos on a person! Ensuring your pet is a healthy weight helps to reduce the strain on their joints and can help to extend their life span by reducing their risk of developing weight-related health concerns.

     

    Exercise More

    Resolve to spend more time exploring the great outdoors with your pet in 2021. Go on hikes, visit the beach or take your cat out on a leash or in a pram. Getting out and about can help you both to shift those extra kilos and adequate exercise helps to prevent boredom.

     

    Review Your Pet's Diet

    The new year is a great time to take a look at your pet's diet and ensure it is still appropriate for them. Our pets age faster than we do, so it may be time to move to a senior food as your pet slows down. Consider if adding certain supplements to their diet like joint support or fish oil may benefit. Make the switch to healthier treats and cut back on feeding them from the table.

     

    Schedule Regular Vet Visits

    Regular vet visits are crucial

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  5. A close up shot of the black nose of a cream-colored dog lying on blankets
    May 20, 2020

    My Pet's Nose Is Dry - What Does That Really Mean?

    Once upon a time you may have thought that checking to see if your pet had a wet or dry nose was a good way to assess their health, but now we know different. A wet nose does not necessarily mean your pet is well, and a dry nose doesn’t always mean your pet is sick.

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